Rastatt, Germany (September 4, 2015)—German mobile production company TV Skyline’s new Ü8 UHD OB truck is reportedly the first such vehicle to be based on fully IP-implemented audio and video stageboxes, from Lawo.
The new concept was made possible through the use of V__Link4 IP-based stageboxes and RAVENNA DALLIS routing from Lawo, who were not only involved with Ü8 as manufacturer, but also a as development partner. TV Skyline and Lawo jointly developed the optimized network structure that underpins the mobile studio.
Integrated into the IP network are four V__link4 stageboxes and a Lawo mc256 mixing console. Also integrated into Ü8 are 10 Lawo V__view1 units for converting IP-based MJPEG streams into HDMI signals with minimal latency.
Laurent Schiltz, CTO of TV Skyline comments, "From the very beginning, the flexibility and the technical possibilities of the V__link4 stagebox and IP solutions convinced us that a truck based on IP technology would bring us a new and promising (future-proof) chapter in television production. We now can react more flexibly and quickly than ever to on-site customer requirements. Beyond that, we can offer completely new production methods – such as the remote productions that are becoming increasingly popular – at the same time. And we can do it with the same equipment."